Frontline Curriculum Associate: Parenting Interventions

Job Title: Frontline Curriculum Associate: Parenting Interventions
Contract Type: Part-time
Location: London
Salary: £45 - £50k pro rata + 11% employer pension contribution
Contact Name: Karen Schiltroth
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2016 13:03

Job Description

Frontline Curriculum Associate: Parenting Interventions (0.5 WTE, £45 - £50k pro rata + 11% employer pension contribution)

Frontline is a charity with a mission to transform life chances for vulnerable children by recruiting and developing individuals to be leaders in social work and broader society. Having been set up in 2013, we recruit graduates and career switchers to study for a social work qualification with the aim of working in statutory children’s social work. We also offer innovative national development programmes for first line managers and practice teachers.

We are seeking a clinical psychologist with clinical and teaching experience in the area of parenting interventions with families engaged with statutory children’s services. 

Now in a period of rapid expansion, Frontline is seeking to innovate in the design of our curriculum. We are setting up a new team to oversee the design of all of Frontline’s programmes. The team, comprising a Head of Curriculum and three associates, will be focused on promoting outstanding social work practice through excellent teaching, assessment, feedback and coaching. The team will be responsible for the curriculum of over 500 qualified or qualifying social workers each year. This role represents a huge opportunity to influence the development of social work practice in England. 

Frontline is unique as an education provider for social work at the qualifying level in its focus on three evidence based approaches for reducing risk to children in vulnerable families - systemic practice, motivational interviewing and positive parenting. Curriculum Associates will have clear ideas about how to apply their in depth understanding of specific practice models and theories to this practice context and a proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from other disciplines. Additionally, they will be a skilled trainer with a highly organised, engaging and creative approach.

We believe that a sound understanding of positive parenting approaches is essential for social workers. However, it is crucial that social workers also understand the complexities of supporting parents who themselves have experienced poor parenting, and families who are grappling with poverty, isolation, oppression and trauma. They must be able to critique and adapt manualised interventions to fit the complex and unique experiences of our most vulnerable families. As such, we are seeking to include in our team a clinician and trainer who takes an inclusive approach to ideas such as context, resource, attachment and narrative in the application of parenting training techniques to work with vulnerable families. 

To download the job pack and for more information on applying for this role, please visit our website: 

For a discussion about this post, please contact Karen Schiltroth, Head of Curriculum (

Deadline for Applications: October 31, 2016

Interviews: November 9th, 2016